Keivan is the winner of 2014 the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. Before establishing Enterprize Excellence he was a partner at S A Partners. Before that he was a director at the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) which was a birthplace of ‘lean management’ and part of Cardiff University.
He has worked at the cutting edge of lean thinking, for more than a decade, specialising in operations excellence, supply chain optimisation and lean & green. He regularly works with senior managers at blue chip companies as well as senior decision makers in government. While at LERC, he advised the Auditor General of Wales on ways to manage costs and improve public services. He has also published a number of reports commissioned by various European governments or industrial bodies. Moreover, Keivan has led transformation projects in Manufacturing, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and service industries working with organisations such as Wartsila, GKN, Unilever, Royal Bank of Scotland, WalMart, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Kraft, MARS, Sainsbury’s, Nutreco, ARLA, WRAP, and ASSA ABLOY.
Moreover, Keivan is a regular speaker at international conferences and engages with business executives through public media. He has appeared in media such as BBC, Financial Times, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Globe & Mail and several more. His latest book, co-authored with management guru Hunter Lovins, is titled “Creating a lean and green business system: techniques for improving profits and sustainability”. The key premise of the book is that true lean thinking extends beyond simple operational improvements. The book is the result of several years of consultancy and research, show casing companies such as Toyota, Tesco, MAS, Marks and Spencer and Adnams.